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5 Final Fantasy Games To Play After The FF7 Remake

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You can't get enough of the series after the Final Fantasy 7 remake? We introduce you to the 5 best Final Fantasy games.
The Final Fantasy series has stood for quality since 1987 and made the genre of role-playing games on consoles socially acceptable. The legendary series has reinvented itself over and over again over the years. The recently released Final Fantasy 7 Remake bridges the gap between tradition and modernity: Long-time fans receive the cult classic in a modernized form, while the most successful and popular offshoot delights a whole new audience. If you can't get enough of the RPG series that is firmly anchored in pop culture after your trip to Midgard, you should take a close look at our top 5 best offshoots (apart from Final Fantasy 7).
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Part 15 - and thus the newest offshoot of the series - is the subject of controversial discussion among fans of the series. After all, the adventure in the world of Eos breaks with many of the traditions that have characterized Final Fantasy for years. Anyone who has just finished the FF7 remake will find their way around the role-playing game about Crown Prince Noctis Lucis Caelum pretty quickly. Especially in terms of the real-time combat system.
Still, Final Fantasy 15 is very different from all other games in the series. For example, through the open world approach, because the world of Eos can be explored completely freely and offers a number of more or less exciting missions. While FF15 does some things differently in terms of play, the action role-playing game does not make any mistakes from the point of view of the story, graphics and main characters. If you want to know how an open world works in the Final Fantasy universe and are open to new ideas, you will surely enjoy Part 15.
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Even more controversial than Part 15 is Final Fantasy 12, which brought the dusty series into the modern age in 2006. With the legendary tenth part, which we will talk about later, Square Enix secured a firm place in the role-playing Olympus before part 11 tried its hand at an MMORPG - with rather dubious success.
The 12th offshoot should get the series back on track, but at the same time overhaul many of the antiquated game mechanics and make Final Fantasy fit for the 21st century. So no easy task, but the FF 12 mastered with flying colors.
Much in the world of Ivalice is reminiscent of the Star Wars universe: The intro alone could have come straight from one of the science fiction films. However, the exciting story about the conflict between the Kingdom of Dalmasca and the Empire of Archadia skilfully stands out from the obvious source of inspiration and captivates you for 60 hours at the screen.
Final Fantasy 12 broke with the classic random battles that have always been a figurehead of the series and sent you seamlessly into battle against all kinds of enemies. The mixture of turn-based battles and real-time elements worked excellently at the time and, with the innovative gambit system, offered enough tactical development opportunities for the behavior of the AI ​​group members.
Available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
With Final Fantasy 10, the JRPG series made the generation leap to the PlayStation 2 - which is celebrating its 20th birthday this year. The role-playing game used the additional power of the console, which was still new at the time, for a huge graphical leap. For the first time, people no longer moved through pre-rendered backgrounds, but steered the group around Tidus, Yuna or Auron through three-dimensional environments. For the first time there were realistic facial animations and fully sounded dialogues.
These technical innovations alone caused tears of joy among fans of the series, but luckily Part 10 also has a lot to offer in terms of play. Instead of an upper world map, all locations were now connected to one another, while the characters could be leveled up individually using the unique spherical board.
Especially the spiritually tinged story about swarms of life energy - the so-called Illumina - and the Church of Yevon set the 10th offshoot from all other series parts. The gripping plot is one of the strongest that the series and genre of Japanese role-playing games has ever produced and the love story about Tidus and Yuna will move you deeply - guaranteed.
Available for PC, PlayStation 4
After the unsuccessful attempt with part 11 to establish the Final Fantasy series as an MMORPG, the developers dared to try again with the 14th offshoot. And similarly threatened to fail. When it was released in 2010, Final Fantasy 14 was a long way from being a good online RPG, luckily the tide turned pretty quickly.
After a disastrous start, FF14 has grown into a heavyweight in the MMO genre. It took almost three years of development to turn the online role-playing game into A Realm Reborn. Thanks to varied races and classes and a gigantic game world, which has now even been supplemented by three huge expansions, the MMO still captivates millions of players to the screen every day. Ascending trend.